Re: Motor problems
I built my own. I read online to stay away from the preassembled ones, the ethanol supposedly eats through the plastic liner. It ended up costing about $50 to make it, as compared to $30, so hopefully worth the effort. I was able to use some of the hose to replace some hose inside of the motor too. I would have had to go buy additional, if I didn't, so ended up only being a little more. Likely end up eating away at the liner of this stuff too... I tried submerging, and it melted the outside almost instantly.
Trolled for 2 hours without a tap. Transitioned to crappie fishing and did okay. Typical crappie fishing for me. Gill after gill tearing off the tails of my plastics and hooking a few of the bigger ones, then find a school of crappie. Fish after fish for 1/2 hour, then nothing. I can't seem to get into them like others that box a limit. I still ended up with 7 nice ones and a bonus 10" perch. I had a 20"+ wiper follow my 2" crappie plastic up to my boat, but couldn't get him to take. Would have been fun on the 7' light action. Probably spool me though.